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Scootering August 2018

The UK's biggest and best scootering magazine - with over 130 pages containing some of the best examples of customised and restored Lambretta and Vespa scooters in the world, new scooter reviews and test rides, events/ rallies/ show reports, and the massive 48-page pull-out Scooter Trader section - the best place to buy & sell scooters, spare parts and memorabilia! Each month Scootering also has a large Music section with reviews, band news, interviews and event exclusives. It also regularly raids the archives to bring you best scooter stories and pictures from yesteryear, from Maico to Heinkel, Lambretta to Triumph! With the best classified ads in the business, the very latest news (often before anyone else in the UK!), it's a must read for every scooterist of all ages

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United Kingdom
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English
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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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2 min.
welcome to the august edition of scootering

Fame and fortune don’t visit everyone, but as the saying goes… every dog has its day! It was interesting to edit articles which showed two distinct sides of the same scooter racing coin during the build up to the press day for this month’s magazine. On the one hand, Stu Owen waxes lyrical regarding the great success of legendary racer Richard Wilfang at his peak during the mid-70s scooter racing scene. Whereas on the other hand, Russ Machin reflects in a rather more informal manner on his chance meeting and subsequent interview with lesser known 70s racer Laurence Moore. Two names from the same era; both talked about and reflected upon during this edition and both great examples of success in their own right. Bridging the gap from 70s to present…

1 min.
scootering was brought to you with the help of...

Stu Smith Vespa & Lambretta owner, scooter obsessive, amateur home mechanic, rally goer, Mod sympathiser, music lover and general all round good egg. He writes your rally reports, be nice to him. Nik Skeat Vespa P-range obsessive, well-travelled rally rider since the 80s, and founder of the once notorious Scooterboy World online forum. He’s also a brilliant beer-brewing bearded Scootering feature writer. Paul Green Vespa & Lambretta scooter enthusiast, BSSO professional and general good egg. Our Paul has a long history of scootering both on the road and on the track, with the breakdown bills and crash scars to prove it. Stuart Owen Life member of the LCGB, 100mph LambrettaClub owner and scooter restoration expert to boot. Scooter rider, rally-goer, racer, restorer and author. Reaches the parts other scooter journalists just can’t reach. Jordan Lewis Hard-riding, rally going scooterist…

1 min.
gts adds a little weight…

As the speed and power output of scooters continues to rise, little things like wheel-balance become increasingly important. Last month Stan attended Piaggio’s press day and although there were no new scooter announcements he did notice that the Sei Giorni on test handled particularly well. A quick glance revealed that its wheels had been balanced and a few calls to dealers suggests that this has recently become standard factory practice. Wheel balancing has long been a neglected aspect of scooter performance, mainly because finding someone to balance small wheels has never been easy (We featured a DIY solution in Edition 290). However, the rise of maxi scooters means it’s being offered by an increasing number of specialist tyre fitters. Judging by the positive effect on the Sei Giorgi’s handling, next time a…

11 min.
kickstart

IS SILENCE GOLDEN? Making its debut at VWD was Retrospective’s prototype electric conversion. Electric two-wheelers are a growth industry but Retrospective’s solution is believed to be unique in that it allows conversion of a classic scooter to electric power in a way that’s entirely reversible, the design brief being ‘no welding, no cutting’. Although it’s currently only available for small-frame Vespas, a PX conversion isn’t too far away. But the big question is what’s it like to ride? First impressions are that a lot of thought’s gone into making this look completely stock. The hub motor’s hidden behind a dummy plastic crankcase and a mock expansion chamber means that when parked up it’s very difficult to tell this from a standard machine. The power cell is mounted beneath the seat and is…

4 min.
standing the test of time

Often, when doing research on any Lambretta-related article, one name frequently crops up: that of AF Rayspeed. Since the 1970s their name has been associated with a host of popular products, many of which have been ground-breaking. The ‘S-Type’ brand has become iconic within the scooter scene, replicated a countless number of times, the people behind it mostly keeping out of the limelight. Any business takes years to gain a good reputation and staying at the top is even harder, sowhat is the secret to their success? The driving force behind it all is Ray Kemp, a household name throughout the Lambretta world. The roots of the business go all the way back to the early 1960s under the name of ‘Francis and Woodhead’, which went on to be the famous…

6 min.
a perfect vision...

Two subjects blend Bob had always wanted to build a lowrider scooter, which would be reminiscent of the American 1950s lowrider look and have a paint theme based on The Eclipse, the first legal all-night ‘rave’ club. You could be forgiven for wondering how the two subjects blend together but it’s simple: don’t over-think it because Bob has done it, and it works perfectly. The way it should be seen “I’d been thinking about how to go about delivering the looks and the feel of the scooter,” Bob explained. “I wanted it to be perfect and choosing the right model in the first place was critical. The bodywork needed to lend itself to the lowrider look, and the scooter needed to have the space for the artwork. The slim-style body shape wasn’t right…